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EABS/Euroabstracts: Production of documentary tools

A call for tenders concerns the continued operation and further development of the EABS/Euroabstracts documentary database and the provision of related services. Operational since 1962, the EABS (RTD-publications) database for the dissemination of information on publications and other documents resulting from Community R&D activities, is now available to the public via CORDIS. The work will involve:

- Task 1: Operational activities:
. Database production activities such as input and processing of data including abstracting, indexing and editing, database maintenance to conform to the evolving environment of CORDIS, consistency control and maintenance of production documentation;
. Data transfer to the EABS database under CORDIS;
. Production of camera-ready texts derived from the data in the database (existing products are the monthly journal Euroabstracts with its annual index plus the yearly catalogue of scientific and technical publications with indexes);

- Task 2: Support activities and development:
. Liaison and coordination with other EC activities;
. Provision of value-added products and services such as sectoral catalogues to be proposed by the tenderer;
. Development of related data collections such as full-text files on specific R&D documentation to be proposed by the tenderer.

The number of bibliographical units to be treated per month is expected to be in the range of 300 to 400, including publications, conference papers, articles from scientific journals and other documents.

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